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May 12, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 19

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John Havlicek Cover - Sports Illustrated May 12, 1969

May 12, 1969
CHANGING TIMES

May 12, 1969
•Andy Granatelli, whose turbine-powered car failed just short of the finish at Indianapolis two years ago after leading throughout the race, on the title of his new book, They Call Me Mister 500:...

May 12, 1969 | Whitney Tower

May 12, 1969 | Whitney Tower
On Wednesday of Derby Week, Bill Shoemaker had just gotten up on Poona's Day in the paddock at Hollywood Park when the filly reared, pinned him against a hedge and fell on him. The accident put...

May 12, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy

May 12, 1969 | Frank Deford

May 12, 1969
Mighty Harvard, winner of five consecutive Eastern Sprint championships, now has a hot rival in Penn. Hugh Whall reports on this classic crew race over Lake Quinsigamond.

May 12, 1969
A plastic batting helmet that flops over the eyes and spins nicely around the head. Baggy pants (don't call them knickers, Mom). Bats too heavy to swing, stockings (they're socks, Mom) that slip...

May 12, 1969 | Jack Olsen

May 12, 1969 | Jack Olsen
This series will be published soon in expanded form by G. P. Putnam's Sons.

May 12, 1969 | Jack Olsen
The stillness of the mountain night was soon to be shattered, and the memory of the macabre events that followed would haunt the survivors all their lives.

May 12, 1969
Speaking of people, the R.T. French Co. is making people crackers for dogs—milkmen, mailmen, policemen, dogcatchers and burglars, all packed in an animal-cracker-size box.

May 12, 1969 | Charles Goren
Victor Mitchell can play cards and he also possesses a quality that the experts rate highest, but far too many bridge fans barely know of him

May 12, 1969 | Garry Valk
For many months the terrible events of an August night in 1967 in Glacier National Park have been considered almost as mysterious as they were tragic. Grizzly bears, erratic and vicious but never...

May 12, 1969 | Gary Ronberg
Outclassed by the Canadiens in the anticlimactic Stanley Cup final, St. Louis' West champions failed to win a single game for their fervent fans

May 12, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
When Kathy Whitworth sets her mind to winning a tournament chances are she will, so the other lady pros might as well go home

May 12, 1969 | Frank Deford

May 12, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston evened its series with LOS ANGELES twice during the week to force Monday's finale (page 22). First the Celtics topped the Lakers in Boston 89-88 on a 15-foot jumper by a...

May 12, 1969
Mike Martin, a left-handed pitcher for Olympia High, Columbia, S.C., has struck out 122 batters in 53 innings for a 9-0 performance this year and a three-year record of 25 wins and only one loss....

May 12, 1969
14, 15—Jerry Cooke16—Neil Leifer except lower left, Jerry Cooke18, 19—James A. Deitz21—Herb Scharfman22-24—Tony Triolo38, 50—maps by Don Moss56—Bill Eppridge-LIFE, Pictorial Parade61—Gene...

May 12, 1969 | Peter Carry
AMERICAN LEAGUE

May 12, 1969 | Peter Carry
All of the Astros, particularly Pitcher Don Wilson, were fuming when they arrived in Cincinnati for a two-game series last week. Houston had lost 14 of its last 15 games and the Reds had socked...

May 12, 1969
OIL AND WATERSirs:Someone once said that we read about man's successes on the sports page. SI, however, has shown sport's success is becoming relevant to the pressing problem of conservation. I...

May 12, 1969 | Janet Graham
Leif Ericson and Columbus would never have believed it, but crossing the Atlantic has become a bit of a bore. The smooth anonymity of jet travel has turned the journey from the Old World to the...

May 12, 1969 | Wendell P. Bradley